Combining Cosmetic Dentistry and Facial Esthetics Under One Roof: Is This the Future?

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As a British Plastic Surgeon, I admit I was ignorant of the positive esthetic and emotional impact of cosmetic dentistry for the majority of my career. Embarrassingly, this is despite treating the same ‘real estate’ as my dental colleagues on a daily basis. However, I am confident that most, if not all, of my medical colleagues involved in esthetics are … Read More

Emergency Preparedness: Do You Have a Plan In Place?

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While medical emergencies occur infrequently, they are 5.8 times more likely to happen in the dental office than in the medical office. Increasingly, more complicated patients are presenting to the dental office for procedures that are often deemed stressful. The dental interventions often take hours, increasing the risk of adverse events. It is therefore critical for dental offices to be adequately prepared for these infrequent occurrences.

Predictable Implant Placement in the GP Practice

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The availability of various technologies has made it possible to “think traditional but process digital,” allowing more general dentists to integrate dental implant treatments into their practices. However, successful implant treatments are predicated on knowledge and skill, which can only be cultivated through proper education, hands-on training, and mentoring through programs like the Little Implant Co.’s Mentor In A Box.

Orthodontics or Ortho-Restorative Dentistry?

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I have heard people say it is dangerous for general dentists to carry out orthodontics. If they don’t have an understanding of the full benefits of orthodontics and how to diagnose and assess, then there may be some truth to that. However, I would argue it is just as dangerous for general dentists NOT to carry out ortho-restorative dentistry.